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Michael Edelson




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PostPosted: Fri 22 Oct, 2010 1:38 pm    Post subject: New cutting video         Reply with quote

This is an update to our older and outdated "Cutting with the German Longsword" video.

This is also the first video I've posted since we've switched back to Mugen Dachi tatami (we used Bugei wara for a while).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNEBpu8eDsU

Comments are welcome.

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PostPosted: Fri 22 Oct, 2010 5:24 pm    Post subject: Re: New cutting video         Reply with quote

Michael Edelson wrote:
This is an update to our older and outdated "Cutting with the German Longsword" video.

This is also the first video I've posted since we've switched back to Mugen Dachi tatami (we used Bugei wara for a while).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNEBpu8eDsU

Comments are welcome.


Love the cutting but also love seeing the master cuts applied to the cutting since we can admire the effectiveness of the cutting but also examine and analyse the form of the master strokes as you interpret them.

Doing the same but in super slow motion capture ( So that slowing it down to slow wouldn't just show a blurred image would be an interesting idea ).

The Mittelhau was particularly interesting as we don't often used in cutting ( Or at least I haven't often seen it done at waist level rather than more shoulder level ). Anyway, very cool and appreciated. Wink Big Grin Cool

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Michael Edelson




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PostPosted: Fri 22 Oct, 2010 5:49 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks Jean.

Jake Norwood was just asking about the mittlehau over at the HEMAA forums. Of all the things to raise questions, that would have been my last guess. Happy

Remember the two plays from the bind in the very beginning of Von Danzig? If he parries with strength, you give him a tag hit to the hands. If he raises his hands high in a bind, you strike below to the body and step backwards with it. This mittlehau accross the belly is the perfect cut for the second play. You don't want to strike the chest because you might get caught in the ribs and do no real damage, but a cut like this accross the belly is sure to hurt a lot.

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PostPosted: Fri 22 Oct, 2010 6:27 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hey warrior,
I do not know what to watch first, my favorite sword or your technique. Happy
I saw your thumb on the blade in some techniques, I think it is typically German, I do not think the Italian school, a little explanation would be appreciated.
Great skill, Micheal Happy

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PostPosted: Fri 22 Oct, 2010 6:31 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks Maurizio, your comments are very much appreciated. I don't know that my skill is all that great, though. I have very far to go. I can't watch that vid without cringing, but it's the best I can do at present.

Thumb on blade...it's something we're told to do in the German texts, and it helps keep the wrist straight during some of the more unnaturally angled cuts while providing a good, solid grip on the sword.

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PostPosted: Sat 23 Oct, 2010 12:01 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you Michael,

I enjoyed watching that.
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PostPosted: Sat 23 Oct, 2010 10:39 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Peter Johnsson wrote:
Thank you Michael,

I enjoyed watching that.


Thanks Peter.

I enjoy cutting with the sword you made possible. Happy

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